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Tag Archives: pollinator
Plains sunflower (Helianthus petiolaris) is an annual plant that responds quickly to bare ground in the Nebraska Sandhills. They pop up after fire, intensive grazing, pocket gopher activity or something else allows light to hit the soil. At times, they … Continue reading
Wildflower season has officially returned to our area. I was out at my family’s prairie last weekend and found pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta), buffalo pea (Astragalus crassicarpus), and sun sedge (Carex heliophila) in bloom. Here in my yard, both the pussytoes … Continue reading
Two weeks ago, I posted about Yellow Season in prairies. That annual phenomenon continues, and at our family prairie this week, stiff goldenrod was front and center. Pollinators and pollen-eating insects seemed to approve.
During the past two Mondays, I had the opportunity to help out with Prairie Plains Resource Institute’s Summer Orientation About Rivers (SOAR) program. It’s the best summer day camp I’ve ever been involved with, and my kids, my wife, and … Continue reading
Daisy fleabane (Erigeron strigosus) is considered by many people to be a weed. It’s a biennial with very pretty, albeit small, daisy-like flowers that flourishes when the dominant plants around it have been weakened. As a prairie manager, I’ve always … Continue reading
Here are two photos that are completely unrelated to each other. Why? Because I feel like it. So there. Ok, I guess both photos were taken in a Nebraska prairie. That’s makes them kind of related, right? 5 points to … Continue reading
Some people have the mistaken impression that I know a lot about bees. Those who know me better understand that while I have a decent understanding of the ecology of bees and other pollinators, my identification skills are very rudimentary. … Continue reading
Wasps are closely related to bees and ants, and some can be difficult to distinguish from their cousins. In this case, the long body makes me pretty sure this is a wasp (though body length is not always a good … Continue reading
A guest post by Anne Stine, one of our Hubbard Fellows. All photos are by Anne. I was scouting for native seeds in our sand pit restoration across from the crew quarters when I noticed a fascinating pollinator-plant interaction. This … Continue reading